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FilmWeek: ‘Old,’ ‘Snake Eyes,’ ‘Jolt’ And More

Published July 23, 2021 at 9:28 AM PDT
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(from left to right) Aaron Pierre, Vicky Krieps, Gael García Bernal and Abbey Lee in the movie “Old.”

FilmWeek: ‘Old,’ ‘Snake Eyes,’ ‘Jolt’ And More (Listen at 1:48)

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

  • "Old," in wide release
  • "Snake Eyes," in wide release
  • "Jolt," on Amazon Prime Video
  • "Val," In select theaters (check your local listings) & Amazon Prime Video on August 6
  • "Mandibles," Landmark Nuart Theatre (West LA) & VOD/Digital (including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, VUDU & FandangoNow)
  • "The Last Letter From Your Lover,"
  • "Charlatan," at Laemmle’s Glendale & Laemmle’s Royal (West LA)
  • "Joe Bell," In select theaters (check your local listings)
  • "Stuntman," on Disney+

DURING COVID: Our FilmWeek critics have been curating personal lists of their favorite TV shows and movies to binge-watch during self-quarantine. You can see recommendations from each of the critics and where you can watch themhere.

‘Ailey’ Director Jamila Wignot On The Lasting Legacy Of Dancer, Choreographer And Activist Alvin Ailey (Listen at 32:20)

The new documentary “Ailey” tells the story of the life and career of dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. But the film is more than just a portrait of a brilliant artist – it’s an examination into the intricate and complex individual that was Alvin Ailey. As a gay Black man in the 1960s and 70s, it was difficult for him to find acceptance, and he struggled to be publicly who he truly was privately because of the persecution he would have faced. And at that time, there were almost no Black dancers doing what Ailey was doing in combining elements of modern and jazz dance with a particular attention to the Black experience in America.

Today on FilmWeek, KPCC’s John Horn speaks with the director of Ailey,”Jamila Wignot about making the film, discovering Ailey’s life and contributions and what she sees as his lasting contribution to the world of dance and art.

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